Incredulous

Lauren Miller, director of grants and programs for CT Humanities; Cynthia Clegg, president and CEO of the Community Foundation; me; Thayer Talbott, senior director of programs and operations for the Foundation.
Lauren Miller, director of grants and programs for CT Humanities; Cynthia Clegg, president and CEO of the Community Foundation; me; Thayer Talbott, senior director of programs and operations for the Foundation.

I’m running out of adjectives because things just keep getting better for For Dear Mother’s Sake: The James Family Letters That Shaped Ann Petry. Thanks to our partner and fiscal agent the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we had a spectacular launch party today.

The highlight was state Rep. Matt Lesser’s delivery of a proclamation from the legislature acknowledging the project and praising the Foundation for its work. My jaw dropped. The rest of the reception was pretty much a blur.

Fortunately I had already greeted the board members from the Old Saybrook Historical Society, including former Police Chief Ed Mosca, one of the few people who remember me when I was a little kid. Thank you all for making the trek up Route 9 through traffic and multiple accidents!

Multiple photos will follow, most probably including one of me, jaw headed due south, after Matt announced the proclamation. Meantime, here’s a repeat from when we signed the contract.

Repeated thanks to all.

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